It is shocking to see the thirteen members of the single franchise, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), being COVID-19 positive. With the utmost security concerns, it might be unable for the franchise to play the inaugural matches or they might be unavailable for the entire season after being badly hit by the virus.
This must be an alarming sign for the Dhoni’s leading franchise as they are falling short of players. However, the exact number of COVID-19 positive from CSK camp has not been formally revealed but according to the reports, one of the officials has also been tested with the symptoms.
The BCCI was to reveal the complete schedule on 29th August that has been now delayed after the virus strike CSK.
The schedule has still been pending amidst the COVID-19 strike at UAE. If the cases continue to rise, it might be a threat for the board to organize the league.
The league will commence on 19th September in full swing but with all the matches behind closed doors. UAE is still not free of COVID-19 and the more cases being reported to have interrupted deciding the schedule.
Chennai Super Kings might not play IPL 2020
One of the officials of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced giving some more time to CSK to get well-settled and to avoid spreading of the deadly Chinesevirus.
“They will now not be in a position to contest the opening game of the IPL 2020. We will give CSK a few more days to come out of this setback,” said one of the BCCI officials to InsideSport.